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2014-06-03 12:39:14

Epilepsy Organizations, Scientists, Bereaved Parents & Epilepsy Patients to Join Forces MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When 4-year-old Henry Lapham was diagnosed with epilepsy, his parents Gardiner and Nicholas Lapham were devastated, but certain that with the proper care and medication, everything would be fine. Nothing could be further from the truth. A mere five weeks after Henry's diagnosis, a seizure took his life. He died from a phenomenon called Sudden...

2014-04-04 23:40:53

Fundraising gala for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) will be held at Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn on May 15th, Global TSC Awareness Day. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 WISH I MAY, Bcureful’s third annual gala and wine dinner organized to raise funds in support of research and a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a genetic disorder that effects one in 6,000 newborns, is set for Thursday, May 15 at the Deer Path Inn of Lake Forest. The wine dinner presents a menu...

2014-01-29 23:04:02

The new program will include brain ‘pacemakers’, specialized women’s care, and in-patient monitoring. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) today announced it has launched a new program to provide highly specialized care for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The CIN Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Program at Capital Health provides patients with state-of-the-art testing and evaluation, including 24-hour continuous...

2013-09-27 23:03:52

Everolimus Drug Study with TSC Patients to Measure Impact on Brain New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Bcureful® presented a check in the amount of $15,000.00 to Dr. Orrin Devinsky, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, for his upcoming everolimus research project. Bcureful Board members Lori Nerheim of Chicago and Laurie Marshall of New York City presented the check to Dr. Devinsky. “Now is one of the most exciting times in TSC...

2013-05-27 23:14:13

In order to promote quality of life, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is launching an epilepsy wellness program in New York and New Jersey for their adult patients diagnosed with epilepsy and seizures. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Persons diagnosed with active epilepsy lose their driving privileges until seizure freedom is achieved. Public transportation or people who will volunteer to be a driver can be hard to find. As a result, independence becomes limited and it can be...

2012-12-27 05:02:19

New foundation will drive awareness, supportive care and accelerate new therapies for millions of people living with seizures Washington, DC, December 26, 2012 (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and the Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) announced today that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved the merger of the two organizations. The new organization, known as the Epilepsy Foundation, will fight for more than two million Americans and their families living...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'